Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN)’s autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock“, will be released in paperback on March 13. It will include a new afterword about Hagar‘s experiences since the original book was released a year ago.
A two-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Hagar talks about the paperback edition of “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock” can be seen below.
“Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times nonfiction hardcover best sellers list, appearing on the chart dated April 3, 2011. Hagar promoted the book’s publication with major press interviews in New York City, as well as a two-week signing tour on both the East and West Coasts. The former VAN HALEN vocalist has been making news thanks to the book’s outspoken commentary on both Eddie Van Halen and original VH frontman David Lee Roth, as well as Hagar‘s claims that he’s met with alien beings.
“Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock” was released on March 15, 2011 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Hagar provides readers with incredible behind-the-scenes stories from his multi-platinum career, including his rise as a solo artist and his eleven years with VAN HALEN, after the controversial departure of original lead vocalist David Lee Roth. During Hagar‘s time with VAN HALEN, the band released four consecutive No. 1 albums. From worldwide stadium concerts tours to private jets, Hagar enjoyed the trappings of fame and success with VAN HALEN until he was, as he puts it, “unceremoniously fired.” Hagar later thrived as a solo act, leading his band, the CABO WABOS, before returning triumphantly to VAN HALEN for an historic reunion tour after which he set off on his own once again.
Honest and compelling, Hagar‘s account spares no one, least of all himself. Hagar‘s autobiography reveals the inside story of one of rock music’s most recognizable voices, from his humble beginnings in the town of Fontana, California, to his incredible business success with Cabo Wabo Tequila and the Cabo Wabo Cantinas. The book was co-authored by Joel Selvin, longtime pop music writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.